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NSA Benefits Outweigh Snowden Damage

August 28, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Revelations about the NSA's monitoring practices created some fallout with the telecommunications industry and other nations, acknowledges Adm. Michael Rogers, USN, the agency’s new director. But the capabilities the agency provides eclipse the damage done.

STRATCOM Improves Space Junk Situational Awareness

August 26, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The release of new high-quality positional information on space debris of unknown origin will help satellite owner-operators better protect their space assets.

Three Firms Awarded $2.5 Billion for Utility Monitoring

August 26, 2014

Johnson Controls BAS LLC, Huntsville, Alabama (W912DY-14-D-0050); Evergreen Fire Alarms LLC, Tacoma, Washington (W912DY-14-D-0051); and exp Federal Inc., Chicago, Illinois (W912DY-14-D-0052), were awarded a $2.5 billion combined firm-fixed-price contract for procurement and installation of utility monitoring and control and similar systems. Other contracts may be awarded under this solicitation. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Army Procures TASER Technology

August 26, 2014

Aardvark, La Verne, California, was awarded a $7,600,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the components of the Launched Electric Stun Device Program: TASER XP25 Cartridge, TASER X26 Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW), Extended Digital Power Magazine, and holster for the CEW. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0092).

Missile Defense Agency Awards Simulation Contract

August 26, 2014

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI), Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum $25,472,255 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for modeling, simulation, algorithms and analysis techniques for Missile Defense Concept and Technology Development. This contract provides for development of foundational models, algorithms and data sets in areas critical to high-fidelity, closed-loop (HFCL) simulations of future sensors and interceptors including flight sciences, sensors, communications, algorithms, phenomenology and lethality. MTSI will develop HFCL simulations for the broad portfolio of future sensor and interceptor concepts. New models, algorithms and data sets will be integrated into simulations of interceptors, electro optical/infrared and radio frequency sensors. An additional capability will be provided to integrate these into a system of systems construct to represent the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-14-D-0003).

Saudi Arabia Procures Airborne ISR Capabilities

August 26, 2014

L-3 Communications Corp., Integrated Systems Group, Greenville, Texas, has been awarded a $61,000,243 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for the modification and integration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities onto two King Air 350 aircraft. This is 100 percent foreign military sales for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. FMS funds in the amount of $30,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-14-C-4023).

L-3 to Provide Satellite Communications Security

August 26, 2014

L-3 Communications Corp. - Communication Systems, Camden, New Jersey, has been awarded a $29,146,854 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Communication Security/Transition Security (COMSEC/TRANSEC) Systems II (ACTS II). Contactor will provide interim contractor support in support of transition capability on the AEHF COMSEC/TRANSEC ACTS II from electronic key management system to key management infrastructure. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division, Joint-Base San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8307-14-C-0006).

Alion to Provide Sensor and Electron Device Technology

August 26, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $14,024,395 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0081) on the AMMTIAC indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, sole-source (FA4600-06-D-0003) for Army Research Laboratory sensors and electron devices. AMMTIAC shall provide technical, engineering and expertise in the application of advanced materials, manufacturing and testing to sensors and emitters and their components, including the design and integration of systems to incorporate solutions and the use of prognostics and diagnostics to ensure the functionality and effectiveness of those solutions. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

TSS to Support Mobile Air Surveillance System

August 26, 2014

Telecommunication Support Services Inc. (TSS), Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded an $8,922,696 firm-fixed-price contract for Mobile Air Surveillance System technical support. The MASS mission includes radar air surveillance; radio and satellite communications for counterdrug operations; host nation air sovereignty; air search and rescue; and other regional operations in the U. S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-14-C-0013).

Accenture Federal to Provide Electronic Technical Work Document System

August 26, 2014

Accenture Federal Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,737,530 firm-fixed-price contract for the development, testing, and implementation of the Electronic Technical Work Document (eTWD) system solution. The eTWD solution will replace the current paper-driven instructions and processes at the naval shipyards by using technology to integrate work instructions, drawings, data tables, verification signatures, problem resolution and work control forms into an online certifiable technical work document. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $16,301,595. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-14-C-4319).

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